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    Yeti ARC-AS, back from the dead!

    Just got it back from FTW for a cracked HT replacement. Surprisingly the rear shock seems to be holding air. Beings how 95% of my riding is on a fully rigid single speed I would welcome a small amount of suspension every so often.
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    Very nice. Any close ups of the actual repair?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CS2 View Post
    Very nice. Any close ups of the actual repair?
    Must be a difficult process, he's the only one I've heard that does it.
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    They cut off and replaced the whole head tube? Plus repaint? Looks nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack lantern View Post
    Must be a difficult process, he's the only one I've heard that does it.
    That looks great! Gotta love the guy. <3 Paint looks great too.

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    I'm curious, is the new head tube is any thicker than the crack prone original?

    That Yeti looks outstanding! Looks a fair bit better than mine which also contracted the cracked head tube disease. Serously...I'm drooling all over my keyboard. Just to compare I've attached a pic of mine with 2 of the 3 cracks visible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jack lantern View Post
    Must be a difficult process, he's the only one I've heard that does it.
    Looking at eschew's cracked HT that is amazing.
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    A pic of the original HT before shipping the frame off to Frank. I counted five separate cracks in it. The new HT is slightly thicker, and overall just made better than the original. Couldn't be happier with the result.
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    Yes, whole headtubes [and seattubes if needed] are replaced. The new headtubes have a larger id allowing less pressure between it and the headset cups


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    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook View Post
    The new headtubes have a larger id allowing less pressure between it and the headset cups
    I wonder if reaming and facing the head tube (as a good percentage of "pro builds" have done as a matter of course) would have helped prevent some of those cracked head tubes. (This is idle curiosity, I don't own one of these.)

    Really nice looking repair work!
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    I also heard of people stripping the anodizing off the headsets as a preemptive strike.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jak0zilla View Post
    I wonder if reaming and facing the head tube (as a good percentage of "pro builds" have done as a matter of course) would have helped prevent some of those cracked head tubes. (This is idle curiosity, I don't own one of these.)

    Really nice looking repair work!
    I'd say these were the easiest headset cups I've ever installed. Pressed in smoothly with less pressure needed to turn the handle on the HHP-2.

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